Feature request #6614

Add support for "unknown" units

Added by Sandro Santilli almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Unknown
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15801

Description

It often happens that qgis doesn't know what the units of the input data are.
In those cases qgis currently makes a guess, but the guess is often wrong, and surely arbitrary.

This ticket is to add support for "unknown" units, and ensure all tools use a centralized
view of what the current map units are so that all agree on the units.

For tools that really want to show a unit name, we should use a name which clearly reflects the unknown.
The unit could be called just "unit" (Area: 32 square units) or could be picked up from this nicelist:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_humorous_units_of_measurement

History

#1 Updated by Sandro Santilli almost 8 years ago

I just wanted to add this message I saw flying by at qgis startup:

Debug: src/core/qgsmaprenderer.cpp: 216: (adjustExtentToSize) Scale (assuming meters as map units) = 1:0.00000000

.. this ticket is to basically stop assuming :)

#2 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 7 years ago

This is not a bug but a feature request. Only, there's no widget here in my "update ticket" form to change tracker. Help ?

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 7 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 3 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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